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Keller Williams, Villa Nova kick off Mixer with a Twist

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Brian McMahon, Greg Bubb and Rich Kochanny

Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce kicked off fall with their first Mixer with a Twist for the 2016-2017 season in downtown New Buffalo the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Keller Williams Real Estate, along with Villa Nova Pizzeria hosted the event underneath a tent. For those suffering from the unusually hot evening, there was air conditioned comfort inside the KW Real Estate office, where cold libations, pizza, salad and light desserts were offered. The Keller Williams staff was in attendance and welcoming everyone, with Vida Kluko manning the bar, which offered local wines, domestic and craft beers and soft drinks.

Member Mark Strauss addressed the group and invited everyone to attend the Business Success Series scheduled at the Chamber offices throughout the fall. The Chamber will present 10 interactive learning experiences for the benefit of all small business owners. Topics include: Sales and Branding, Customer Service, Social Media, Financial Performance and Accounting, Fraud Prevention and Hiring for Success. The first program, “The Language of Customer Relationships,” will be presented by Strauss of Strauss Training Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Throughout the series, seven different presenters will offer insight into “making your business a success story.” The seminars will be held for 10 consecutive weeks on Tuesdays or Thursdays, with some meetings being offered in the morning and some being offered in the evening.

The series is being offered to Chamber members for $20 and for non-members for $25 per seminar. To reserve a seat, visit the website at www.harbobrcountrychamber.org and click on the left side of the home page at Educational Seminars and then scroll over to the Business Success Series in the body of the information page. For additional information, the Chamber staff can be reached at 269-469-5409.

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Linda Henderson
Correspondent Linda Henderson, AKA Lois Lane, has been passionate about staying on top of late breaking news, ongoing municipal projects and local social events for the past eighteen years. Prior to joining New Buffalo Times, she was a Realtor in Bucktown and Lincoln Park in Chicago, Il. She says, “Waking up and seeing the beauty of Lake Michigan everyday keeps me going, along with my labradoodle and sidekick, Scruffy.”